Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: NJ, NYC, LI
Bikes: 1940s Fothergill, 1959 Allegro Special, 1963? Claud Butler Olympic Sprint, Lambert 'Clubman', 1974 Fuji "the Ace", 1976 Holdsworth 650b conversion rando bike, 1983 Trek 720 tourer, 1984 Counterpoint Opus II, 1993 Basso Gap, 2010 Downtube 8h, and...
Fenders is easy; I got mine from Sunrise Cyclery. They don't seem to have on their website right now, maybe they're out of stock; but such fenders certainly exist and are easy to install.
As for kickstands, I'm a non-believer, so cannot advise there.
I am a believer in racks, but don't recommend putting a frame-mounting rack on the Mini; there's very little you can put on one. The one Dahon makes for the Curve will fit, though, and if you want one, you can have mine! PM me. A seatpost-mounted rack works pretty well.
If you don't want to do your maintenance yourself, I suggest you find a bike shop that's on your route to work, or near your home, and develop a rapport with the mechanic there. I'm pretty sure I saw one one in Manhattan a couple blocks north from the foot of the 59th st bridge, so I guess I'd start there.
If you stand on the 59th st bridge tomorrow around 4:00 PM you will see me and my Mini go by.
Last edited by rhm; 09-15-08 at 07:26 AM.
Reason: edit: don't pm me about the rack, I gave it to Dan.